No chainguide with a RaceFace Ring?
Just wanted to try it out and see how well the XX1 deraileur alone would hold the chain. Running a top guide now and it's mint.
what size are those bikes and how tall are you guys?
I like the fit of my large V1 spitfire, but I'm already running a 50mm stem and the rails fairly central on the post and it feels good. Unfortunately the new large is growing a little bit in reach. I'm smack in the middle of Banshee's medium and large sizing, it's a little annoying. :nerd:
I'm 6'1" and I'm on the large. With a 50mm stem it feels perfect (although I only have 5 hours ride time on it so far).
What seat do you have on there…..Is that a railed Race Face Atlas Seat ? If so….I must have
Yup, it is indeed the Atlas Railed saddle. I like the shape of the Atlas I-Beam, but the railed version is pretty comfortable for me (since it actually has some flex to it). RF Has them in stock and ready to ship to dealers.
I liked the Vivid Air on mine. Way more plush and handled the high speed chatter better than stock RP23. I also liked how it had the single compression adjustment, so I could easily ramp up compression for extended climbs. I'm trying out a Monarch Plus next, so it'll be interesting to see how it compares (it'll be on a different frame, so not the best direct comparison).
I almost bought the RF Six cranks. Amazing looking cranks, super light weight too.
Ended up going with the new Shimano XT. Not quite as light, but substantially cheaper. I almost justified the extra coin for the RF Six, but the deal breaker was I didn't want to purchase a new taco style chainguide.
You don't have to run a taco style chainguide with new SIXC. RF offers an offset bash to fit the new thicker tabs and the new offset bash is Straitline Silent Guide compatible. I'd imagine the bash fits SRS+ style guides as well, but cannot confirm that.
I'm running a 2x9: 22 and 32. I could go up to a 26 tooth granny.
You're technically running a double (2x setups refer to cranks with 120/80 BCD). If you do move up to a 26t granny and want the X0 let me know, I can hook it up for a good price.
I picked mine up a couple months ago to replace my G-Spot and I've been loving every minute on it. I played around with the suspension spec a bit, but finally settled on a Lyric RC2DH Solo Air up front and Vivid Air out back. I was a bit worried that the 160mm Lyric would slack the Dixon out too much and it'd loose some of it's climbing ability, but after a month with the new setup, it still works perfectly for me. The Vivid Air completely changed the Dixon and now it demolishes on the downhills. The most noticeable difference over the stock RP23 was over the chattery sections; the Vivid Air allowed me to push the bike even harder through the fast chattery sections and remain in control.
Right now it sits at 30.1 lbs and the bike is adaptable enough that I can ride it anywhere. Stoked to see where it'll take me this summer!
Anyone heading down for the Oregon Enduro for the weekend of June 2nd? Currently 2 of us are planning on leaving the Afternoon of May 31st and heading back to Van June 3rd. I've got 2 more spots in the car if anyone on the board is looking to carpool down there. PM me if you're interested!
Finally retired the G-Spot and wanted something lighter and slightly less travel. The Dixon had everything I was looking for and then some, so I ordered one up!
Still waiting on Reverb and going to try out a couple different shocks before I finalize the build but this is how she stands right now:
Haven't had a chance to weigh it yet, but guestimations put it around 27lbs.
I'm looking for recommendations on the best climbing route from McNair Drive through Mountain View Park [HTML_REMOVED] up to the water towers or the 1st switchback.
I've tried a few options [HTML_REMOVED] up Lower Griffen, across the BP continuing on LG, past Natural High [HTML_REMOVED] up King of the Shore seems to be the best bet. You don't get much of a warm up though.
Are there any other options I should look at? Is the paved road up to the water tower at the top of Ramsay Road any use? It looks like it gets you pretty close to the BP.
The only good climb I know of would be to pedal from your house down Lynn Valley, across Mountain Highway and up to the Black Bear. I've done similar climbs to that before, highly recommended.
Ran my Flows for the first time on the big bike last season. Got 4 summer months of solid 5+ days a week riding on them without having to touch the spokes once. The rear rim finally cracked, but they lasted longer than my 721s did, so they are winners in my book.
I run them on everything from my 4X bike to my DH bike and I have no complaints!
So far it's the only one that's dirty…I WIN
2012 Giant XTC 29er Zero w/ plenty of upgrages
FSA Gravity Carbon DH Flat Bar (740mm)
FSA OS-150 Stem 90mm
Chris Kings w/ DB spokes laced to Stans Crest
Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 Front, Racing Ralph 2.25 Rear
Straitline Seat Collar
SDG I-Beam Post/Duster Saddle
Magura Marta SL Brakes w/ Storm SL rotors (180/160)
ODI Ruffians w/ eNVy lockons
FSA 2x10 front crank (28/40t) and a Gravity Dropper turbo post
Either a Carbon XTC frame or SC TallBoy Carbon frame swap
I also am an industry slave.
All I will say is I will gladly ride this bike in places I would not dream of taking a 4" 26" hardtail.
Nice bike sir.
Didn't you know those brakes are discontinued? You should sell me those brakes for cheap.